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Alabama Stone Cottage Christmas

Allison's mercury glass-like Christmas tree decorations

A look at my personal collection of new and cherished holiday decor.

Since building our lakeside cottage, I’ve made a conscious effort to bring a touch of the outdoors in when decorating. Christmastime is no exception.  By chance, I recently ran across a holiday collection in Lowe’s featuring over-sized champagne color pinecones with a mercury glass look, perfect for our home in the woods.

Mr. Shops loves the way the six inch tall pinecones “light up,” almost from within, highlighting the softly glittered edges.  Drop-shaped ornaments in champagne, gold, chocolate and copper hang along side laser cut wood snowflakes.  The new ornaments are all shatterproof, ideal with our small herd of pets and young grandchildren.… Continue Reading

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More Gift Ideas 2013

handmade ceramic magnets by Cynthia Vardhan via Atticmag

A few suggestions perfect for Christmas stocking surprises.

Make Christmas morning memorable by selecting unique tiny treasures to slip into the stockings. Eastern Collective’s charging and audio cables mix woven design with technology and textiles.  Colorful braided patterned cables are available for Apple and Androids, e-readers and other electronics.

Whether answering calls or listening to music, the Scout Weekender headphones are perfect for daily use or traveling, with less tangling than regular headphones.

Adults and teenagers alike will appreciate USB Hubman’s flexible arms and legs with a port at the end of each one and a tiny LED light “heart.”  It is also available in pink and lime green.… Continue Reading

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Handcrafted Holiday Gift Ideas 2013

handcrafted walnut iPhone dresser tray by BushakanSF via Atticmag

A collection of gift giving ideas to start the season.

Still shopping for that final gift, or need ideas to get started?  This trio features handmade items to sure please.  Beautiful Kerry Cassill prints cover the exterior and inside of these covered journals.  The heavy weight ivory colored paper is perfect for writing or drawing.   The online shop also carries bedding, curtains and clothing featuring these gorgeous prints.

Gifts sets from Beehive Alchemy contain homemade soaps, scrubs and lotions, along with a glass votive, for pampering the body and soul.  Oils are sourced from local or sustainable sources whenever possible, and they grow many of the botanicals used in their products. … Continue Reading

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Glass Pumpkins for Fall

hand-blown glass pumpkin from Northwest Glass Pumpkins via Atticmag

Decorate for the season with glass pumpkins, unique works of art.

Beautiful pumpkins are created in various sizes, shapes and a rainbow of colors by the artists of Tacoma Glassblowing Studio.  They are the perfect fall accent, but can also be enjoyed as decorative accessories year-round.  The Washington state studio sponsors glass pumpkin patch events each fall, where almost two thousand one-of-a-kind pumpkins are available for purchase.  Strolling through the Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch must be a spectacular sight!  Check the website for dates and locations or to shop online.  A portion of each purchase is given to local and international children’s charities.… Continue Reading

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Animal Themed Pottery

custom pottery tea pot with bird by Tasha McKelvey via Atticmag

Made to order pottery perfect for holiday gift giving.

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming!  I know, I know…   Even though I don’t like to see holiday decorations out before Halloween, it is time to start ordering gifts for friends and loved ones that require custom order lead times.  Tasha McKelvey creates clay work intended to be useful, “art that is mean to be touched.”  The fox mini dish [above] is made of high-fired white stoneware clay, thrown on the potter’s wheel, with a hand-sculpted fox.  And you can choose your own pottery color.  It’s just the right size to hold cheese or store jewelry.… Continue Reading

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Eco-Friendly Pet Collars

plaid dog collars and leashes made from recycled plastic bottles - Waggo via Atticmag

A collection of durable pet collars and leads.

Waggo is an online boutique offering a fashion-forward collection of stylish dog collars made from recycled plastic bottles.  From the Specktacular collar [above] to the playful plaid [below], you’ll have a hard time selecting just one.

The boutique also carries a selection of leashes, pet beds and treat jars featuring quality materials and colorful designs for your furry companion.

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